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Best Ever Soft Peanut Butter Cookies these classic cookies have quickly become my favorite cookie. Soft, chewy and made with peanut butter, there isn’t a better peanut butter cookie out there, trust me I’ve looked.
I love peanut butter. It is my to go to anytime I am hungry. Whether it’s by the spoonful, with pretzels, on a sandwich or paired with some Nutella, I really could eat peanut butter in any way, shape or form. Because I have a sweet tooth, of course cookies are at the top of my favorite foods. So peanut butter cookies are an obvious hit.
I tend to lean towards chewy soft cookies. And the best peanut butter cookies I have had ever was my Best Ever Monster Cookies. Most classic peanut butter cookies that I have had are too crunchy, leaving you a crumbly mess. So I have been on a mission for far too long to find the best chewy, soft peanut butter cookies and finally, finally I found it.
The first batch I made I stuffed with Rolos – ummm….to die for. And then the next day made them just plain. Although plain seems a little harsh for these cookies, as they are far from it. I guess I just mean that they are so dang good you don’t need any fanfare like chocolate chips or M&M’s the cookie is perfect just the way it is. These cookies are so good it will be hard to resist eating them right off the beaters.
I can’t wait for you to get your hands on a dozen or two of these as they are simple just the Best Ever Soft Peanut Butter Cookies. XOXO San
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- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 and ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper, if desired.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the peanut butter, butter, sugar and brown sugar. Beat together until smooth & creamy best if using a stand mixer or hand mixer.
Add the egg and vanilla extract and continue to mix until well combined.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture and mix until well combined.
Using a cookie dough scooper or making the dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in white granulated sugar if you desire and place on to baking sheet.
Using a fork, press down on each ball of dough to slightly flatten and creating a criss-cross pattern.
Bake for 8-9 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
These keep well for a couple of days in an airtight container.
Recipe from Ahead of Thyme
Love peanut butter?